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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger owner is closing all stores; Walmart requires customers to wear masks in US stores
"Is closing Heritage Brands whose stores are outlet mall, Staples will close all 162 locations. The same company owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, and it is cutting its total workforce by 12%. There's no federal mandate for masks, but mask requirements of retailers air coming back. WalMart now says it will require all customers toe wear them starting next week. Starbucks requires them starting next week. Best Buy has restated stated its mass policy. Same of Apple and Att. Costco.
Lewis Hamilton on How His Formula 1 Career Led Him to Collaborate With Tommy Hilfiger
"Welcome to inside fashion at this week. We're sitting down with a race car driver Lewis. Hamilton is a six time Formula One champion but he has also started collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger. I sat down with Louis the day before. The collection was launched at London fashion week to get his backstory to learn how he became one of the most successful Formula One drivers in history and the approach he used in his collaboration with Tommy who made a very special appearance towards the end of our conversation to talk a little bit about what he saw. So here's Lewis Hamilton. With special appearance from Tommy Hilfiger inside Fashion Lewis. Hamilton how are you? I'm great value. I'm good thanks for having me tomorrow. Big Day it is has been a huge build-up as so much work has gone into to have in the show here in London. Which is really important for me to have and You know I get to be involved in so many of the elements in for example. Choose London as the launch of the two thousand Twenty Spring Collection Spring Summer collection and bring wanting to really highlight the fact that I am British. Yeah even though I'm working with US brand and you know see. Tommy you see a lot of the American flag everywhere and I wanted to remember that. A collaborative Both and also there's just some so much culture here and style and great autism so it was very important me to bring you cool before we go in depth on the collection. I wanted to go further back. Because you know the hard work didn't start with this collection and it goes back many many years to bring you to the position where you can even contemplate doing something like this absolutely so. I never interviewed a race car driver before so educate me and little. How how. How does someone become a race car driver? How does that even happen So I mean we kind of stumbled across it in the sense that so I started racing when I was eight K. My parents with us to live with my dad on the weekends. My Dad was you know this kind of Awkward Guys I. What do I do this little kitten? You know like a lot. Dads are and the thing that I loved loved. 'cause so as left car is crazy about cars as a little boys are in yeah and So that tons of toy cars. I used to Had A little radio control car and the actual like the initial point was I was full and our next door neighbor from the one bedroom. Flat that we lived in in Hatfield He built models of boats and he had built this radio control car. He was driving in cocking on the road and he came over and join. Do you WanNa go and I was like yes about two and I remember driving this thing and I was really good remote control car. Everybody was really quick. Yeah 'cause a big one that believe for thousands four year old able to control this little car with a joystick controllers and so then he bought me one and we started racing four hours racing against people of our age. Who's young establish Over ten years and and I remember to watch the racetrack. You stand on the podium to look down upon it and to to go with the Kind of defense to the over. I had to stand on like three D. A. K. cases and racing. These guys who you know. Spend their hard earned in to raise these. Cause and unbeaten imagine how angry these look. These guys were Still four yards five years beaten. Us Am anyways my dad than was like Hayes head to Akron Coordination's clearly very great and I think he was talking to someone. That's why didn't try to go when I was five. I went to Spain with my dad and we came across a go kart track and that was the first time I drove a car and again that was natural so I thought my dad bought me one from an old newspaper. The back pages was V fifth hand yet villain by like five. Six families really bent and crooked and rusty and stuff. My Dad resprayed woods Stuff like diy still like being Hewlett was and then we entered some races and we one from the one the fresh race. And I loved it. Some I if you do you keep working out at school will do whatever. I can't keep racing. We WanNa First Championship when I was ten and the rest is history silent. Us Thirteen by full monty. Youngest EVER TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Is that one day. We Start Recruiting People. That time right but now they do so. I was the youngest ever to be signed. And also you know. This sport never been diverse. Yeah was gonNA say because you didn't come from like a privileged background. It's a very expensive sport. It really is. So what was that like for you? It was? It was really for me as a kid I was. I was having fun in A. Yeah we go to school in my weekend. I'm going to my friend's house devastated by Rhonda Right and I loved it so much am but my dad was really hot for my family. My Dad remortgaged had to remortgage house. God knows how many times He had four jobs at one stage in the early stages which sounds crazy because there was no future plan for us you know but it was just hoping that we love doing but it was getting more and more expensive How can I? How can I make money to pay for the tires this weekend? How can I keep the call going? Nowhere weekends wells like aside to do a race number desert. I'm I'm sorry. I've done the money this weekend. So He's been the the one of the most infamous stepmom. She's coming to a new relationship as a kid there and she gave up her life. Saving and belief and the commitment was just. It's so special to the real story is not the success that I've had that that people from working in a working class families can really relate to dance. Who Don't know what to do with his. You see people out there today. Support naked on the side of football pitches the same the same thing and there's not a lot of Jarvis data have that background so as the Honda to a lot of people to relate to. But that's the one. I'm trying to make sure that people know because we came from nothing you can do it with a lot of hard work and of course you've got to have fortune on the way in the sense of meat if I didn't meet the boss of the four one team a win of signed and without that signing I would have made it because we would add money. Have you seen cool runnings? Yeah Yeah of course. You know my favorite that took place in Calgary. Yes I grew up in. Calgary did yes. I was there for Olympic no way where the Jamaican bobsled team shown. Yeah Wow and I got two weeks off of school does those. I was in the opening ceremonies. Actually no way so I spent the whole and we were obsessed with that to make him pops team no way. Yeah the the W tops. 'cause I was I was like I don't know in one thousand nine seventy five thousand nine hundred eighty eight. I was thirteen years old but yeah I remember that team. Why Cool runnings? I'm just remember watching cool. Runnings Is My favorite movie and causes. So just the most relatable story that had as a kid so I always relate a lot my life to that movie casino. They arrive this rust bucket at the top of the hill. For the first time they put out and everyone everyone goes quiet and I always relate to light me. My Dad arriving you know would race track the race rapid he would say with trump's because of you know what we have these great close the 'cause shoved Shoved in the back of the boot of vodka and we be picking up on the floor and it looks doesn't look good and A lot of people looking us like what they doing here. You know because again. It wasn't a diverse group. Is it always been a white dominated sport however there was in in the early stages there are there were some other families are trying but they would have they run out of money but So a lot of that you know we just did our talking on the track as they did in the Post said they kept. They didn't win over the nitty. Did they narrowly people's Hopkins? Yeah they did. But you've you've gone on and you become you know without exaggeration. A living legend in your field six F one titles the first one at the age of twenty three youngest ever at the time. What what did you learn about achieving success at such a young age at such an elite level? What does it take? Yes you had some lock. You had clearly got a gift incredibly supportive home environment but at the end then again it comes down to your dedication and and then the focus on what you wanted. Yeah talk to me a little bit about that. It was really difficult out. Search the journey. I think people generally seem to own see the tip of the iceberg. Don't know if you've ever seen an iceberg unknown. How big is beneath the huge? Yeah and there's a picture I found that shows you the success one sees this little bit on the top underneath his world however is so you know. I'm people tune in today and see someone that's one times in the championships and 'em probably not fully aware of how it's taken me years Windows Eight. Danton pro to those twenty two and when I got two phone one so the build up to it. It's just not prepared. You prepare to race. Don't get any preparation tons of media training. You don't get prepare repression tons of what you know. No-one said this is what's going to happen when people start seeing on TV. And that because that's a real shock to the system and Am working no this when you work with a big station when his thousand people behind you working to make your decisions out on the track impact every single one of those you know so if you're selfish Choices and you make mistakes and crash. Everyone feels it. Sure there was a it was a lot of pressure but And again being that we came in every conversation so you the first year the first back from one driver. This never been here again. No diversity in it's only me my dad really people of Color in the in in this which is quite felt alone. A little bit in that sense But it was a great platform for us to do something great and
Carnival shares rise even as cruise company warns of ‘material’ COVID-19 impact
"Reporting cannot keep a good market down at the nasdaq up a half a percentage point to doubt nine tenths of one percent and nasdaq up a half a percent to see where the action is underneath the hood return to bluemix accented or Dave Wilson they will look at this morning well what's interesting about today is you you get companies talking about the effect of the corona virus on their business and their shares go walk and he'll look at carnival look at the cruise lines more generally carnival saying that canceled voyages in Los bookings because the corona virus will have a material impact on results no material that sort of standard accounting terms when you got to talk about what's going on and yet the shares are higher by close to three percent wrote Caribbeans up Norwegian cruise line is up another one is PVH I mean that's Calvin Klein Tommy Hilfiger or and you know they had to close some stores in China no surprise a lot of companies have they also get some of their apparel from China so you know when you put it all together they're real farming their earnings forecasts for one's really now it's an estimate for their latest fiscal year and you know they haven't really kind of express a lot of concern about what's ahead so you see PVH shares among the top performers the S. and P. five hundred or a five point seven percent so really looks like one of those days where corona virus at the very least we seize into the background as an issue for companies when it comes to work doing business or perhaps people are just getting a firmer sense of just how vast the liability will be I mean perhaps this is just an issue of perhaps stocks would be even higher and much higher at that if it weren't for the corona virus worry are we getting any sense of of how much of a dampening effect it's had even as we reach new highs well at this point it's kind of hard to see how much of an affect there might even be in the he'll look at how we're doing this year you know you see the S. and P. five hundred up close to four and a half percent the nasdaq higher by almost eight percent today I'd say I just you you can set price alerts on your Bloomberg terminal is set up to with them that are going to be Sir interesting milestones thirty thousand for the Dow industrials it's a twenty nine five hundred almost at this point and ten thousand for the nasdaq composite which it is just below ninety seven hundred right now it just goes to show you you know as this advance keeps calling it almost eleven years into a ball market and me here you're definitely up against some
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on AP News
"If retailers like Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren had never left the Wall Street journal reports that are merchants associations installed a static holiday window displays and for vacant stores along Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan the Fifth Avenue association says the group wants chopper strolling between Central Park and Rockefeller Center to see an uninterrupted stretch of holiday cheer New York City seen an increase in vacant storefronts in recent years the city's comptroller's office as the retail vacancy rate climbed to five point eight percent and twenty seventeen up from four percent in two thousand seven the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products including menthol cigarettes has been banned in Massachusetts now that the governor signed it into law the American cancer society and the campaign for tobacco free kids a Republican governor Charlie Baker signature Wednesday makes Massachusetts the first two an act a permanent state wide ban in September he declared a public health emergency and ordered a temporary ban on the sale of all the products flavors and unflavored the legislation response to growing concerns about the health effects of vaping products including death it immediately bans the sale of flavored vaping products Sandel outlaw sales of menthol cigarettes starting June first of next year what is nationalists are rejoicing over the election of Sri Lanka's news leader they're hoping he'll usher in another golden era for the nation's ethnic majority nationalist campaigned hard for new president go to bay Rajapakse who's a former defense official now that he's one nationalist want him to promote civilians Buddhist culture at the expense of Muslim such as getting rid of Islamic religious schools trump the troops in Afghanistan I'm Jim acquired an A. P. news been a president trump makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan his first to that country there's no where I'd rather celebrate this thanksgiving than right here with the toughest strongest best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth trump says there are peace talks going on with the telephone will see if they want to make it is going to be a real deal but we'll see what they want to make a deal and then I want to make a deal because you're doing a great job the president abruptly broke off the negotiations with the Taliban in September after a deadly bombing seven people for adults and three children are dead in the crash of a U. S. registered plane you're Kingston Ontario Canada estimation in the yesterday evening's crash is just now getting under way Chicago Bears knocked off the Detroit Lions on thanksgiving NFL football twenty four twenty the visiting Buffalo Bills beat Dallas twenty six fifteen New Orleans in Atlanta are playing today's third game in New Orleans I'm Tim acquire AP digital news back in a moment thank you for listening to the AP radio network Hey did you know that the Associated Press produces news related books here's what's new and upcoming first.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on AP News
"If retailers like Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren had never left the Wall Street journal reports that are merchants associations installed a static holiday window displays and for vacant stores along Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan the Fifth Avenue association says the group wants chopper strolling between Central Park and Rockefeller Center to see an uninterrupted stretch of holiday cheer New York City seen an increase in vacant storefronts in recent years the city's comptroller's office as the retail vacancy rate climbed to five point eight percent and twenty seventeen up from four percent in two thousand seven trump the troops in Afghanistan I'm Jim acquired an A. P. news been a president trump makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan his first to that country there's no where I'd rather celebrate this thanksgiving then right here with the toughest strongest best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth trump says there are peace talks going on with the telephone calls if they want to make it is going to be a real deal but we'll see but they want to make a deal and then I want to make a deal because you're doing a great job the president abruptly broke off the negotiations with the Taliban in September after a deadly bombing seven people for adults and three children are dead in the crash of a U. S. registered plane you're Kingston Ontario Canada estimation in the yesterday evening's crash is just now getting under way Chicago Bears knocked off the Detroit Lions on thanksgiving NFL football twenty four twenty the visiting Buffalo Bills beat Dallas twenty six fifteen New Orleans in Atlanta are playing today's third game in New Orleans I'm Tim acquire AP digital news back in a moment thank you for listening to the AP radio network Hey did you know that yes seated pressed produces news related books here's what's new and upcoming first pet presidential dogs cats and other critters deadly force fatal confrontations with the Hubble telescope.
Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron Both Attend Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show After Trip to the Netherlands
"At New York fashion week is happening right now in Gigi Hadid and former bachelor star Tyler Cameron are still trying to play quite when it comes to their relationship the to shut up separately at those in data Tommy Hilfiger show at New York fashion week and sources say that they're trying to preserve their relationship without all of the labels and that the D. Cameron have been dating since the
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Tommy hilfiger. So let's stuck go into a tailspin. And then once the fourth quarter bit bear market, gut going it just kept getting deviates plunge from nearly one hundred seventy June peak to eighty six at its low December since then the stock has rebounded one ten and change. But it's still well, if it's highs could that be about to change PVS just put it in excellent quarter for the closer and eight cents earnings beautiful buxom, he's better than expected revenue driven by some real strength. The Tommy hilfiger, especially the international business. Even better the company's guidance the upcoming quarter in the year came in higher than -ticipant. I thought it was a terrific quarter. But don't take it from me. Let such pace with Danny Trico. He's the chairman and CEO of ph more about the quarter companies prospects mysterio, welcome back to money. Gre sitting here last time, you you you yourself when happy the quarter. I actually said I thought it was good. But you said listen, we made some execution mistakes twenty to a five west thirty nine you weren't happy with and you promised it would not happen. Again. You were very tough on yourself. But it didn't happen again. That's right. You got it. Right. This time. The I think we really reacted to the challenges we faced in Calvin Klein, we made decision to close all collection business. Very what move. And I think we re positioned the brand a lot of the fashion directions that were off. I think we've got them back on track. And I think you really see the benefit in the second half of two thousand nine hundred nine so was. Even head. Yes, we feel what we the results in the fourth quarter or ahead of where we've talked about pretty significantly the operating margins are up over eighty basis points. And that's a big turnaround from where we were on the third. You're mean internationally immu just on fire, aren't you? Yeah. Clothe brands. The Tommy hilfiger brand is up significantly internationally and it had a great fourth quarter year as well. So that brand continues to put up strong sales growth the earnings for the quarter at Tommy were up twenty five percent. So we really saw what is new designs was over. The was it was it e-commerce sweater that our ecommerce business overall is strong. But I think we're really drove to Tommy business is the continued connection with the consumer with with a marketing and great product execution globally. That's really convenient. That brand is for the last two years is really continued to grow. And it's been it's been a rockstar for us. How does it brand that's been around for? A long time, suddenly accelerating. I think it's look have to be willing to make the investments I think we really have done it both from not only a brand marketing point of view, but investing in all the new technologies investing in ecommerce platforms of that really will drive.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Eating For Free
"So I met up with him again when you're in that situation do anything able to survive just like you were saying jumbo four people in sex work, especially if you're addicted to drugs, and people were fighting this for you and people are forcing into the situation because of your financial social standing, you're most likely to do it, and you're not necessarily been happy about it. But it's just something you do. So I wanna keep that in mind with the situation. A twenty eight year old said that buck offered him a drink Gatorade. When he drink again and said he began to feel as if you've been drugged and suspect the drink. Contained drugs such as H B. We did the usual change into his clothes drink most the gear in a few minutes. I felt woozy. I didn't feel my normal self. I can barely keep my eyes open. This is I mean, I don't want to go into too much further. I mean, it's it's honestly just almost too much. She would pretty much talk about what the effects of being was liked today's as other the darkness that is in. So the darkness that is in the pairing of Tommy hilfiger tidy Whitey as a muscle t shirt in long Johns, and there were photos of this. You know, what I'll say this. I'm not a psycho sexual therapist. But we all know what Tommy hilfiger underwear packages. Look like, we know what that section of the JC Penney's TJ Maxx may Kohl's wherever you are. You know is a lot of like hunky shirtless men in Tommy hilfiger underwear we know that like the room we know that it's like an American kind of like ideal on that underwear packaging. Yeah. And I just want to say that that is so dark with the white muscle t shirt in the long Johns. Like, I just I can't I know. I know I see like I can't get that image out of my monitors like what kind of darkness and trauma and evil led to that pairing of like fantasy. I don't know. No, I might be reading too much into it. But like, it's it's something I'm not a quip to even. A man. No. When we can it's literally way too much to understand. I can we're only telling you what what we're reading. And what we're finding out. We cannot explain to you. What's actually going on in this man's head? Because this is something else. So. And said afterwards that he could barely keep as open. He felt drowsy and limp using on the middle of the floor. Again, does not believe that buck raped or sexually assaulted him while he's incapacitated. But buck said you're not high enough for me, I want you to another point. I was so blurred in a situation. He actually pointed me, and when he injected with crystal meth, my body heated up like fire, I saw preparing the drugs the table. He said you've got to watch. I couldn't really stand up. I really thought I was the next person that was going to be ad bucks. House against that Buckton Saney thing he was lying on the floor unable to move and just moved around watching him as we talked about earlier before this report even came out more than about six months, actually know a year and a half ago before this report came out because this came out just about a week ago in two thousand seventeen about a month after Moore's death. We talked about demar love, and those stories you just mentioned where they said that this man likes to find people to inject with drugs. This is what people reporting and watch what happens to them. So this is a part of his process as people are warning fuck in nods. What literally is like shaking me. Mike Boorda the story about him wandering around the apartment while he laid on the mattress lake drugged. And he knows that this man is in his house, and he says that he could feel the spirit of death enter him because he really thought he was going to die and he knew about Moore's death. He knew about it. So he Lilley said I'm going to be another body. It's like chill. So I'm gonna miss a little more because it's honestly just too much. But apparently in the end there was this fight between them, and he called his moms and his affairs going to die and in the end bucket. Paying him a couple hundred bucks to fight back to Minnesota. And they never spoke again..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"It began excited I'm excited for two thousand nineteen where here man, I mean, this is the midterms are over all the votes are in. Now, it's time to start talking twenty twenty the cycle begins anew seems like just yesterday. We were talking about is it gonna be jab. Or is it gonna be tad? To Democrats announced thrown their name in the ring. Isn't that exciting there like they they answered the call of axl rose to get in a ring fuckers? David pecker. Not to say, I'm surprised David pecker is not mentioned in getting the ring right next to Guccione junior. Dig the new. A world where axl rose was tough really thought. He was. Just as a very quick aside. Vince Neil's that like three times AXA rose told him that. Yeah. Fight you meant to meet me in this parking lot. And these these guys are like the two biggest Rockstars in the world. Into the parking lot to find him an ex arose never showed. He never showed person acts rose ever got new fight with Tommy hilfiger and Tommy hilfiger beat the shit out. Because he thought that he. Rose was I found this great book your favorite band is killing me. And he said Tommy hilfiger said that axl rose threatened him. And he thought that he was like about to fight one of the most dangerous Erica. Punched. Man. That's when white people had clout. Idea that you could look like axl rose sound like axl rose, not to malign the great voice of axl rose. But the idea that he's threatening that is a door. I love it. So speaking of threaded, Julian Castro out of Texas, he has thrown his name in the ring for the Democrats. And again as I mentioned earlier Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. So were already starting to see people entering the fray and saying for sure they're going to run for president already have two people. Now, let's go back to two thousand sixteen. We had a total. I believe a five in Lincoln Chafee wasn't their web with. What was the name of the the Harvard? Professor Leszek less again, letting Leonard Lessig. Yeah. What was his name? I can't remember Warren Lessing, Warren Leszek. Fucking politician name. Who else did they Hillary? And then there was the web of Jim Webb. And then there was the Baltimore mayor. That's right. The guy who played guitar the guy that the Baltimore mayor that car Keti in the wire was based on my own, Molly, right? Martin o'malley. O'malley? Yeah. It was it. So we already have two and then Hillary and Bharti so we had six total in two thousand sixteen. We already have two and a lot more people, you know, jesting that they will be running, and they will be I am quite excited markets, and I were talking before the show, I hope that they don't go to dirty in the personal politics. Yeah. I hope they let people stay alive in don't just malign them, so hardcore personally and slander them so hardcore personally that when they get to a general. It's a it's a battle of who sucks last again again because God knows when you're a pig who loves wallowing in shit like Trump does. He's so good at it. He really is a great, you know, pig shit wrestler. He's the best wrestler. There is we don't need to send somebody who is fully scathed or the Democrats send somebody who has been been throw. You know, drawn through the muck that they look just like Donald Trump, and then we have similar reoccurrence. But who knows? Yeah. I hope to just get into policy issues, which will be really exciting. I think it'd be real. I think I think these this will be a good thing is be some good primaries. I think we can look forward to some, you know, I think okay debate possibly I mean after the midterms I think we've proven that some of the more progressive candidates can actually do. Well, I think just as well as beta Rourke did in Texas shows, you then I think some progressive ideas might be able to get through..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on KGO 810
"Wall which means we just can't afford it All right move right along everything seemed to be. Smart, lately well we'll talk about smart appliances Mark Raj doors smart lights smart, homes smart light switches smart clothes I mean everything seems to be smart now what about smart clothing when. Levi's teamed up with, Google to make, a denim jacket with smart sleeves I wasn't so sure that we needed a jacket that would let. You wave your arm to change your song or wave your arm to answer a call but now Tommy hilfiger has got into the game they have a brand new coq clothing line loaded. With smart tags now these tags hook up. To an app over bluetooth so. That, this way when you're wearing the clothes and you have the app active is. That you can do so called challenges so like for example you're walking around you can start. Collecting Tommy heart's on an m.. App map when you're wearing the Tommy, smart clothes I guess this would be Fun I don't know kind of sounds. Like a gimmick to me And finally this happened this baffled apple. I MAC owner he has. Discovered a bug living. Inside, his computer I know what, you're thinking we all have bugs no not just, a regular bug a spider living inside the screen of his computer and he has no idea to. Go to get it out. In a video posted to YouTube guy by the name of Timothy Buchanan showed the eight legged critter darting. Around his, eye max, screen completely blocked off from the outside world he says if I I thought it was. A digital spider like someone. Playing a trick on me or something but? This? Thing is real. Does anybody know how to get it out On a, twenty-seven MAC, there's a gap between the display panel in the pain of glass it's point two centimeters. And it's common they say. For spiders to be even smaller than this So. The, real mystery is how the spider managed to get into the, I MAC now in the video the Buchanan guy guests, is that the spider made its way through. The rear vents now those events are there to help cool down the I MAC and then the fix is. Just poured in somebody said just suck it. Up with a vacuum cleaner, somebody else said by can of compressed air then blow short bursts of air through the bottom, vans directly underwear the spider has settled down in the monitor I. Don't know about you, but maybe the, spider was, just using the web or making a website Are checking out the, webcam or maybe doing his own webcast all right I'll stop right there Right who are. You going to call when your computer doesn't work it's just so slow you. Wanna mount, television you wanna fix all those, WI fi dead zone spaces that you might have you..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Back To Back
"Given or just the most ludicrous. One all start with mine while you think because mine is I, I love telling the story I was and it actually has to do with airland. I was detained for I've. Got, sorry, go ahead. DJ -ing for this rapper named kid sister back in the day, and we were playing a sponsored show in Dublin, and I Tommy hilfiger was one of the sponsors. And so during the day they took us to the Tommy hilfiger store in Dublin. Okay. And it was the only time in my entire life where the guy just literally said, take whatever you want. I like looked at him because that's every little kids dream of I go shopping spree. Supermarket sweep. Yeah, yeah. And boy, I clean them out. Yeah, it was. It's it's still a great memory. They shouldn't have let us do it. But you know, we took him to the cleaners. Well, I actually have two different one's one's monetarily. Probably the biggest one is just from my heart. The biggest, yes. The monitor military one is from a tastic Australian, jeweler, super talented and jeweler. Atonal. Goldsmith. Okay. And it was for the premiere of game of thrones? I think it was season for we talked about this chin, like almost like a almost like a rob chin. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Know, mayor China with a capital. I'm not a person who wears top. Warns, it's impossible. I always felt very uncomfortable. What is worse? Strange. Yeah, strange. We talked about my love of Roberts and the movie watership dying. Okay. On the fucking off the chin ways, tongue whole chair. This made a huge them even me, it's really on its ninety eight here. The Chad has made actual links of running rabbit's h one reason Cise and he's a illion Roberts that Geiger rabbit in the middle with huge stone in the middle of covering gold and silver, holy shit. That's a legit like rap pad those house. They just give it to me. Wow, have ensured for the high figures that was a one office museum piece, but the. Funny, I'm a huge world of warcraft on. Okay, I go to of blizzard maybe six years ago for me. That was like really want Goodman, right? Yeah, I was. I was. You know, they get celebrity visitors there all the time in the anybody. But I mean there, yeah, with view, you know, that's great company to be affiliated with. I really love among I. I've lost friends partners over the. I was able to, I was able to tell them things they might known. Yeah, yes. So end to the end of the Terry always get to close, which is like, oh, the sort of the merchandise, right? We went into this closet. It was like nirvana. All the stuff, all the stuff on the house, like bin bag. Like it's supposed to Adams apartment. So I felt I turned right into the guy was like cooking. Another one. I think so, yeah. Okay. I ended up with three Ben by foam sword at apparently to this day, there's a who rule. What one item. Because I asked him for everybody. And so if you're in blizzard on the ship, that's my and I have at all. That's where do you put it. Well, my mother doesn't let me put it on display at my own house. Is. Some of the some of the ones that you didn't like I have to. I mean, people really do get passionate about that GAM I was. I was a gamer much earlier on in my life, and then I kind of realized that I had no self control with it and that if I wanted to accomplish anything else, I kinda just had to like cold Turkey stop, but I have so many friends both then. And now that are still huge gamers I'm in. I almost lost friends world of work or worse. Yeah. Just don't understand why you why you forgoing my my offers.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Talk, about smart appliances smart garage doors smart light smart homes smart light switches, are close I mean everything seems to be smart now what about smart clothing when Levi's teamed up with. Google to make a, denim jacket with, smart sleeves I wasn't so sure that we needed a jacket that would let you wave your arm. To change your song or wave your arm to answer a call but now Tommy hilfiger has got into the game they have a brand new coal clothing line loaded with smart tags now. These tags hook up to an app over. Bluetooth so that this way when you're, wearing the clothes and you have the app active is that you can do. So called challenges so like for example you're walking around you can start. Collecting Tommy heart's on an m.. App map when you're wearing the Tommy, smart clothes I guess this would be Fun I don't know kind of sounds. Like a gimmick to me And finally this happened this baffled apple. I MAC owner he has. Discovered a bug living. Inside, his computer I know what, you're thinking we all have bugs no not just, a regular bug a spider living inside the screen of his computer and he has no idea. To to get it out in a video posted to YouTube guy by the name Timothy Buchanan showed the eight legged critter darting. Around his, eye max, screen completely blocked off from the outside world he says if I I thought it was. A digital spider like someone. Playing a trick on me or something but? This? Thing is real. Does anybody know how to get it out Twenty. Seventeen I, MAC there's, a gap between the display panel and the pain of glass it's point two centimeters and. It's com- and they say. For spiders to be even smaller than this So the real mysteries how the spider managed to get, into the I MAC now in the video the Buchanan, guy guesses at the spider made its way. Through the rear vents now those events are there to help cool down the I MAC and then the fix. Is just poured in somebody said just suck. It up with a vacuum, cleaner somebody else said by can of compressed air then blow short bursts, of air. Through the, bottom vans directly underwear the spider has settled down in the monitor. I don't know about, you but maybe the spider was just using the web or making a website Checking, out the webcam or maybe doing his own webcasts I'll stop right there Who. Are you going to call. When your computer doesn't work it's just so slow, you, want to, mount television do you want? To fix, all those of WI fi dead, zone spaces that you might have you know it's pretty..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"That he d you the forecast fan bleeping tastic sunny and eighty four today sixty the two overnight sunny and eighty tomorrow that's with little or no humidity it's a lovely sixty five right now information please mytalk dirt alert update a quick look at what's happening in entertainment i'm on my top guys bruce willis grin and bear it during saturday night's rose but he was unprepared for the surprise guest of the evening his ex wife to me more yeah so bruce bill is if you don't know he was skewered by comedy central and he did not know that to me was going to be there she did not disappoint one of her best lines was i look at our marriage like the six cents you were dead the whole time no her kids their kids approved they were married from eighty seven to two thousand they have three kids brumer to lula and scout and all of them were cackling in the audience they absolutely love that line i wonder if they helped her write some of that oh that would be so fun yes civil shepherd also showed up she's co starred with bruce and his breakout role moonlighting and she also took her shots at him cool okay kate upton will not be sidelined from modeling during her pregnancy at least not if tommy hilfiger has his way she announced on friday that she is pregnant with her husband justin verlander they're going to have a baby and tommy hilfiger is like hey i want you as a pregnant model we are businesses all about inclusiveness and diversity and not just about ninety pound models she wants to she has a gig with tommy hilfiger perfect empire waisted dresses and holman line sponsored or at least inspired by her yes all right the estranged husband of long island medium star theresa caputo larry he apparently has a thing for platinum blonde's because he's got another one by his side he was spotted shopping with a mystery woman at the bargain hunt in decatur alabama saturday picking up some essentials and checking out their furniture selection larry i mean alabama well they've been married he was married to teresa for twenty eight years so i guess he's moving on with this other woman and they're shopping for furniture because it wasn't like a platonic like it could be a sister i mean she has her hand on his lower waste and they were clearly a couple okay some people just like to be married and i think i would take a break maybe he's not going to be married but just moving in i don't know but they were shopping for furniture together okay on tv tonight we.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"That guy that had a problem i don't even know i don't know but i do know it wasn't great it was something crystals something carbonated water kinda nope just like it was the same thing with like tommy hilfiger back in the day i remember that 'cause we were all in the bubble jackets and then when it came out that he was people were not his target audience we didn't target it's close nowhere we relate off of that on his pete carroll was even talking about how he got better shoes then kiei and i had to re tweet that 'cause i goes like for real like it's on our ready radio of pays it was it was like who i'm saying who is running pete's twitter he's up here going on they like man i got shoes would blow you out the water i mean so that was wild to see him interact on that but yeah like i'm sure it's not gonna hurt him or his children in the in the long run because you know he's got the mama he's got kris jenner you know we'll wait wait managing him and she always knows how to get wait wait hold on yes he does but you know thank you because somebody she site the kardashian took his back feet loss people right this fast so it's like i want to see it go keeping up with the cadets now because now nobody's gonna really mess with them they going to start screaming kim is naked from the front now like you can't please gets naked from the background to do something else cloud backed is that silly to want to sit okay for all those games seen a naked woman before cam got the same parts they other women got just look at her like you hitting it so why are you looking at it like e ooh i'm going to go i'm going to congress house i'm up i'm alternative what's his name ray jay and i'm going we're going to do us a video yeah okay yes all you get your head out the toilet well you know the song that he dropped was with ti right like in ti's like oh did i forget something to dimension that you know i had this song so you know he says that he's not gonna lose faith in congress because you know he will be along work in progress.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"Now she's on tour over the world with Tommy hilfiger, g Hadid collection. Incredible. And with the fragrance, right? And other people starting to think that way in the idea to go to the next to me that is the fun of the business today. Right because I liked to be disruptive. I like to be breakthrough. And I like to do what the competition doesn't do and be ahead of your head. How much the team work how much it's all about. It's all about the people, you need incredible people who believe in you and believe in what you wanna do and are passionate and want to. I I need these people to bring me ideas. Also. Right. And when I give them an idea, I want them to take my in make it even better, of course. So it's it's all about teamwork. Yes. You rub double. I mean, you just listed off the who's who of everyone that everyone wants to be people that have Warner close people that have been admirers people that have been part of your journey. I was actually signed to Tommy Mottola, actually. So he into Leah. You know, we're literally like stepparents in New York almost to me right when he was running CASA Blanca right next door to the Louis Vuitton store on on on on the avenue. And you know, what's the best piece of advice that you receive? Leave from all of these people whether you even from gee-gee now or Tommy or Quincy Jones. Yes. Tommy, and I very close because. Tommy ni-. Actually, we live next to each other. Okay. We see each other every day. Okay. So in a we we're we're good. We're good balance to each other. But Tommy's got a lot of experience in the music world yet from Araya to ta- Leah too. I mean. He. Yeah. He found jaylo. Yes. Ricky martin. Yes. Gloria Estefan, and he ran Michael Jackson's life for a long time. Yeah. So Tommy gives me a lot of advice on how important it is to stay true to yourself because that was the advice he would give to Mariah the that's what he did the advice he gave to Lia in helping her become. Arguably the number one. Blatt and superstar in the world. Yes, stay true to yourself believe in what you believe in don't sway from it and milk it while you can make hay while the sun for sure so I mean, it's Tommy's a genius when it comes to business and music and celebrity, and we're partners and businesses together. And I look up to him for a lot of advice and then to Leah. I mean, she's an entity onto ourselves. Yes. Yes. She is. It's it's a great relationship with. That's amazing. Would you if you if you had to give advice to the entrepreneurs that are listening, would you would you would you just pass that advice through be true to yourself? I that's the advice. I give to other people. Well, because I do believe in it. But Tommy solidified it in a way that came from the viewpoint of hitmaker. Right. Someone who made hits. Yes. And I'm saying it through the advice of fashion person. So, you know, the two things I love in my life are fashioned music yet. So if I take the fashion advice from myself, right? And I take the music advice from Tom. It happens to be the same because it dovetails while that's amazing of if you could trade jobs. This is the last question we ask everyone who's who's on who's on the show if you could trade jobs anyone in the world. Would you trade? That would be very hard one way has I love what I do. Sure. I mean, I wake up every morning excited about doing what I do. Because. No two days ever. Like, right. I'm thinking about what we do for next fashion show now, but dream up this crazy incredible unbelievable idea, and I have a bunch of people execute a variety, and we went to a T..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"That's how my mother was born in Guyana he was a missionary from Holland, and my grandmother was a missionary from China. Well, both on service in Guyana had my head my mother, and I grew up the first nine months of my life at a children's home in Surinam and a lot of we're certain. It's a Dutch colony in South America, where I grew up, and yeah, he he lived all the way to ninety six and in addition to like walking a lot and eating well cooked his own food groups on vegetables, he always asked. Well, what would you? Opa because he's does opo what's the secret to life? And you say, it's it's it's the magic of serving other people, right? Because I keeps you keeps you excited. It keeps you going at cetera. You've already accomplished so much in your life of what do you? I mean, as I mean at thirty minute conversations, like not enough time to really cover everything. But what do you really want? Would you really want your legacy to be? I mean, it's it's already basically etched, right? You have your your your brand, which is your name, and it will live and everything that you've done. And and now your book allows you to live. What what do you really want? If you could describe yourself. What would you feel you want your legacy to be? Well, I want my children to follow in my footsteps in terms of treating others way. You wanna be treated, but at the same time. Giving back right. And at the same time being grateful, right because so many people who have opportunity, and our I think fortunate enough to live a certain lifestyle take it from granted. Sure. And I think you have to be very grateful everyday for what you do have not what you don't have. Sure. Anything a lot of people were always complaining about what they don't have as opposed to saying. Well, you know, I've got I've got great health to live in a great place. Whether they're living in New York City or honor LA, I mean. Yeah. Great places to live for sure I have opportunities. And I think there are opportunities all over in front of everybody. Yes. On every level. Yeah. I think you have to take advantage of those opportunities. But I think ultimately the gratitude being grateful for what you do have some port. I agree. What would you say? It was one of your proudest moments. So far. As you look back. Well, I think from a business standpoint, you know, probably still in business after all these years for so growing. I'm also I you know, I'm proud that. We have been able to make a difference in people's lives. Yeah. You know, we're involved with autism and were involved with breast cancer research, and we're involved still with them MS we're involved with a number of different charities. But I I think I'm I'm really proud that. I was able to forge that right and set that precedent. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's understatement. To say you're still in business when we look at twenty fifteen six point five billion dollars in retail sales. If I've hopefully I've not undercutting six and a half billion dollars in retail sales hundred and fifteen countries five continents. I I would say that you're one hundred percent still business and growing, and I would say I I think I think we'd love to hear. Here. How do you actually how do you stay relevant from the mid eighties to twenty sixteen is it about flexibilities about pivoting about seeing expansion opportunities. What would you say is the what's the key? And having a long-term vision that can can be sustainable over that period of time. You have to be flexible, but you also have to have a vision as to what you want to stand for and how you want your brand to be different than what is out there because there are a lot of brands out there, and you could end up being the same as everybody else. Right. And I never wanted to be like other brands a really wanted to be different. So in the early eighties. I thought, you know, my real love is music and positions if musicians wear my clothes their fans are going to wear my clothes, and it's going to keep me connected to music. So over the years everybody from Britney Spears. Usher, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie. Mick Jagger beyond say jewel in regally. See I mean. A J lo I could go on have always been connected to my brand because I've reached out and made it happen..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"Allie was diagnosed with Lyme disease at twenty one your son Sebastian diagnosed with autism shortly after he was born these are tough circumstances. These are challenges that no one can ever prepare someone for right? Tell us a little bit about how this is effected your life. And how it may have been a catalyst for you to spend more time focus now and giving back. Yeah. Well, you know years ago, I found my found out. My sister had MS, and I decided at that time I should become involved with the Reese to erase MS. So we started doing fashion shows and fashion music shows, right where we'd have a band. We would have a runway, and we're raising money for the cost. And now they're finding drugs that are coming. Close to at least stopping the advance of it. Right. But before that when I first started to make money I wanted to give back because I wanted to help young people who really needed direction in needed a better life. So I built a community center in my hometown of L Myra New York for underprivileged kids, and then I built a summer camp at the fresh air fund in New York, upstate New York. And when I was doing that I was spending time with young kids and watching them really become. Excited about a different life. Because a lot of these kids are from ghettos in New York City. And if they don't have a place to go in the summer, they hang out next to the fire hydrant on the streets. Yeah. And get into drugs and everything, you know, the whole deal. Yeah. So when we opened the fresh air fund summer camp, we took over fifteen thousand kids, and we still take fifteen thousand kids a summer and bring them to the camp and the same thing in my hometown of L Myron York after school. These kids don't have any place to go. There's not a parent home right there from single parent homes, and they go to the community center, and there are mentors and people in the community center hosting programs and watching over these kids, right, right? That's that's that's something that's close to my heart. My like, I said, my parents still to this day. I tried to retire, my mom, and she stayed on for six months, and then Roman Email and said, hey, I want to go to India and build hospitals. Right. So they have a they have a beautiful commitment to the service of others in life. And I would say this. There's always been someone in my in my circle that has been really really instrumental in giving me that direction helping me to see the world happen, even before I see they they know what's going to happen in one of those guys guy by name of sandy green. He was my own. He was a advisor to me was at Harvard Business School when I was at harbor, and he told me he said Ryan, look when you're young and you're torn and you're doing the music, and you're not eating, and you know, you staying up all night at cetera. That's cool and everything, but at some point it's going to catch up, and if you've made some money, and you've made beautiful relationships, you're gonna wanna extend your life. So he said, look you have to get somehow figure out a nice balance to eat well exercise, so that you can enjoy healthy. Yes. Exactly. So for yourself. Did you have like a eating exercise regime that you started to follow? Once you've had some stability in your business. Is that something that you try to weave in now your trainer, I keep myself in good shape? Right. And I was doing a lot of yoga for a while. And now, I I work out just about every day well in some form or another and. Eat. Well, and yeah, not very much meat not much dairy. Right. So I mean, I think in this day and age if you really smart about the way you take care of yourself. You could probably live to be one hundred. Plus. Yes. So that's what I'm aiming for. Yeah. My grandfather just passed, but he was ninety six years old. And no knowing that genes. No one expected it right there. He was still serving. I mean, he's he was also Salvation Army officer..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"Garments. And the designs. It's when you have a dream and a vision and a goal, I think you have to picture it. And I always pictured it I could visualize it. I could see the brand I could see the stores, I could see the fashion shows. I could see the label. I could see. The whole sphere ice. I saw it. But at the same time, I knew in order to get there and really make that come to fruition ahead to do the dirty work the hard work by. So I would do the hard work. And I did I decide everything on my own in the beginning. Well, and I checked everybody in every threat everything. But at the same time, I had that vision by then I had that dream in my mind. So I you know, I was. I was about to give up more than once and mainly because I didn't have the money to keep rolling. Yeah. And you have to sacrifice a lot. Sure. So you sacrifice everything from eating some days to. Working when your friends are having a good time for sure to you know, giving it every bit of sweat. You have right, right. I totally. I totally. I totally get that, you know, wanting to break into the music industry. I I figured out a way that I could take graduate level classes, which only met once semester. So I could spend the rest of the week in the studio. Right. So basically, my grade was not based on tendency. It was all based on the final paper only met one time. If I got an ale in the phone paper seeing the class I would pass. Yes, that's unusual out. Right. But I would say this as much as I worked super hard and ahead of vision. I needed someone to actually be that entree for me. And so for you to even have the visions. Hey, I'm going to have I'm going to have a my own brand. And I want to go to. To where the clothes get made. How did that even happen? Did someone introduce you? How did you get to India was with there someone there that you knew was there when I was buying clothes for my stores? Right. Always looking for. Manufacturers when somebody who could make my ideas, and I found this Indian guy in New York who told me at factories in India, he can make anything I wanted. So I told him that I would love to bring my design book to to India to do it to to to use his factories. So. My my wife, and I just got married in nineteen seventy nine my wife, and I went to India for a honeymoon. Wow. And we spend less time on the plane tickets. So we stayed in. This guy's house and his factories in the basement. So every day we stood there and made samples and then at the end of the trip we put the samples in a bag went back to New York and hustled to hit the streets. Right. Try to sell them to anybody who would buy them any store that would buy them. And you know, we had a lot of starts and stops lot of obstacles. Yeah. For sure for sure that that's a great segue to work life balance. The that's kind of the next by that people won't understand. Because a lot of folks just like you were just talking about. Sometimes it take the sacrifice of hey, you know, I can't I can't I can't. Go to the club tonight. I'm working or you know, I can't do the nice dinner tonight. Because you know, I don't wanna be the weird guy that can throw it on a credit card. Right. And so in doing music, sometimes I couldn't actually afford to book someone from like one of the biggest agency, but my girlfriend might happen to be at one of the biggest agencies, and we take a trip. So I could actually shoot the video with her. But it's actually vacation at the same time. Right. And so the the story I really resonates with me that you took your honeymoon, and you actually stayed somewhere where you can get the work done and still have that beautiful romantic..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"Okay. Needed cash. So your chapter eleven right. What happens is they don't put you of business. Right. Stay in business, but you have to pay cash for everything while so every day, we would take the cash that we would bring in from selling clothes, and we'd have to pay for anything and everything out of out of yesterday's till? Right. So it was hand to mouth, right, right? And we closed a few of our stores. We're left with two stores at that time discounters were opening selling bell-bottoms and cool close. Right. So we weren't the only one. Right. And it it was a struggle. So I decided I should. Sell my share of the business. Regardless of how much you get for it. Because I wanted to move to New York City, and I wanted to learn how to build my own fashioned brand right now, let's hear from our brand partner. My name's Rick here Reynolds. And I am the founder owner, president of Skype media were multimedia communications agency. So basically, we work with businesses more brands on overall business, branding and bragging of their product. You know, I I am a brand loyalist. So I I still be fame products that I started my business with. I started off with Adele desktop, and I grew up and now you the X. Yes. So I'd like had this cute like pieces gold. I you know, I showed off all the time. And I carry it everywhere because it helps me to do more. And I'm able to sit in meeting and then listen in on a meeting. So it's like I'm doing briefings at one time, and that's the way that I. Now back art of the hustle when you set up Tommy hilfiger nine hundred five you spend time in India. And at least according to to what I read you would sit in the factory with a policy catches, you'd watch the clothes being made and you tweak as they were making them. And you felt like it was arguably the best design school in the world being that you have the ability to both design and also be a visionary, right? How do you actually balance being the visionary? And being caught up in the actual find details of the of the.
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"Tell me he'll figure was founded in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. So that was founded on sort of preppy hip, cool vibe, right? That I designed for myself. Right, right. What was it like bouncing back? What was the lower back? So I mean, a couple of things first of all my my dad getting me into Harvard. Right. That was that was a huge dream of his because of Salvation Army officers. They didn't make any money. So they work together not to put all their business out. But they've worked for the Salvation Army for over thirty years and aggregate between my mother and father, total gross income over thirty plus years six hundred K, right? And so they basically put me in the school to say Ryan, you're going to be our insurance policy. Right. You're going to be our retirement plan. You're going to go to school. I got in super early. I was nineteen years old a senior at Harvard. Wow. Incredible. You know, my. I was so proud and everything then I told him I had the music buck and heels. Heels lost it, right? And so I mean, it your father Richard with watchmaker jeweler and was not a man for fantasies. You obviously had a dream. What was it like to actually show improve first of all to show improve like, look me? And my partner is going to build a store, and we're gonna build multiple stores. And then what was that moment? Like when. Okay, we got a fall chapter eleven was there a conversation that happened there with your dad, and he said, I told you so or was that something that you guys were able to work through? No, it was it was towed told you so caught occasion. And he never wanted me to go into business anyway because he wanted me to go to college. I didn't want to go to college because I figured I was going to flunk out. And what I didn't realize was that the reason I was such a terrible student in school was because I couldn't read, and I it and never knew you know, why couldn't but later on. In life. I found that I had dyslexia. And now, it's common people have dyslexia, and they, you know, go to special tutors and special schools and all sorts of things. But I they just thought I was a loser. And because I had a lot of brothers and sisters. They would compare me against like my sisters, or my brother, and I was such a bad student. The comparison between the grades. My sister was getting was year younger, and my grades were like, you know, shoot get nineties on math exams and getting like forties. And so my father thought I was a total screw up, and he you know, practically gave up on me. And I don't blame him. I understand because he thought you know, what if your sister can do why can't you do it? Yeah. And your sister your sister studies. But you don't study. What's because I couldn't read. Yeah. And I was in barest tell anybody I couldn't read because I thought that the reason it couldn't read was because it was by fault. But in reality, I I had this dyslexia. So after I decided not to go to college, my father, and I were at odds by and I started my business at the same time. The business started taking off. So he was cool. But then when it went bankrupt. He wasn't too cool. He said, I told you. Yeah. But then I got back on my feet. And then I started to build my brand, right? I wanna start Bill building my brand. I saw the future and it became a real business. And then the real business became a very powerful business that turned into what is now global right lifestyle brand right for sure. I think I think a lot of on the listeners would love to know. Once you go once you once you file chapter eleven how do you get back on your feet is it credit cards loans from family and friends those days it was cash..
"tommy hilfiger" Discussed on Art of the Hustle
"I can't believe it. I'm sitting across the table from an icon. Honestly, in my opinion, a legend, Tommy hilfiger. Thanks so much for being with us today. My pleasure. So we're talking to say, I mean, first of all, congratulations. You have a new book. It's called American dreamer. Thank you talk to me a little bit about writing this memoir. I mean, why did you know that right now is the right time for you to write this. I didn't really know when I was approached by the people at Random House, right? They asked if I wanted to do it, and I'd been asked by other people over the years. And I thought I thought I'm going to wait until I'm much older. But then I started thinking when I'm much older. I might forget. And there's a lot. I remember right now. Right. I don't know. Maybe when I'm like, eighty forget everything. So I want my kids to be able to read it I want my. Fans my customers to be able to read it. It's not only my life story. But as the book says so the just under the title of American dreamer. It says my life in fashion and business. Yes. So I talk about how to build a brand. Right. And that's that's really what this podcast is all about. I mean, it's it's really geared towards all the young startup entrepreneurs. That are in the we workspaces and they have dreams America dreams. They just have dreams the way that you did when you started. And so really what we do at our the hustle is. We're looking to really try to understand the back story. And then also get some actionable tips for everyone. That's just getting started in that process. The where you were. And so let's go back to the beginning. Okay. All right. You're the second of nine children. That's right. How did growing up with that many siblings influence, you your career and your work ethic? Well, I was second of nine the first boy. So my parents were both working really hard. But I knew I would have to work on my own to be able to buy my converse. And by my leave is and whatever else I needed. So I when I was very young started, you know, odd jobs raking leaves shovel snow, whatever I could do to make some extra money, and then I had a newspaper rude worked at a gas station tried all sorts of different things, but I was influenced by music, and when the Beatles and the stones and the who and all the very cool groups came to the states, I started watching and listening and becoming obsessed with music and I wanted to play, but I was terrible. I was. I try playing guitar that didn't work. I wanted to sing in my brothers band that didn't work. So I ended up looking like a rockstar had long hair or bell-bottoms, very cool clothes and. Then I decided I should I should open a shop a store. So I opened a store when I was eighteen years old, and I took the money I'd save from working at a gas station, right, but jeans, like twenty pairs of jeans, and I sold them to my friends, and then opened a small shop win with a couple of friends, and we started selling selling the jeans and selling like, fests and candles and all sorts of a cool stuff. And we started expanding our business. So I mean that that's so it's barista person four so me, I I'm a Harvard kid. My parents are Salvation Army officers, and we didn't have any money growing up either. But I knew I wanted to do music myself. Right. And so in order to afford, the actual keyboards, and you know, different drum making machines and everything I clean toilets at Harvard because that was the job that nobody wanted but paid the most it was called dorm crew. Right..